Suicide.

This morning’s news is that Anthony Bourdain, the host of “Parts Unknown” has taken his own life. It is just days since Kate Spade also died of suicide.

Statistics are as follows:

Suicide, due to emotion stress, is on the rise among women. Women with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety are nearly twice as likely to take their own lives.

Suicide rate has gone up 30% since 1999.

Nearly 45,000 people died of suicide in this country in 2016

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. If you know of someone in your life that is struggling, get involved. Start a conversation. Get them the help they need.

More people have died from suicide than car accidents or homicides, in this country in the last year.

Wow. Those statistics are startling. Depression is an invisible disease.

 

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